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As I’ve said before, toppings are a fun way to add just a dab of indulgence to an otherwise nutritious bowl of oatmeal. Dessert-like toppings are the perfect solution when you want to treat yourself but also don’t want to have a stomachache the rest of the day.
This is an ultra-fudgy PB2 with bits of white chocolate chips mixed in throughout. It goes well with a number of oatmeal recipes (virtually any of them) and can be personalized with any of your favorite “chips,” whether it’s white chocolate like I used or something crazy like mint or peanut butter. You can find chocolate chips in so many flavors now!
I made a turmeric recipe. I’ve resisted because I don’t want to be cliche and do what everyone else is doing (which is posting a million turmeric recipes), but at the end of the day, I do like turmeric. So here we are.
This PB2 has a tiny amount of coconut oil in it. This has multiple benefits, the main two being a richer texture and a smooth, coconut flavor. That rich texture and flavor work well with the earthy turmeric, if I do say so myself. You could use coconut butter, technically, but I rarely have that on hand (but I always have coconut oil as it is my preferred cooking oil). (more…)
POSTED IN: 5 ingredients or less, coconut, nut butter, pb2, peanut butter, toppings, turmeric
Looking for an ultra easy way to Christmas-ify your favorite oatmeal recipe? This topping needs half of a standard candy cane and can be whipped up in about two minutes!
The toughest part is just deciding what oatmeal to put it on top of. Not all flavors mesh with mint, after all! I put mine on top of glorious Thin Mints Oatmeal, but I could also see it atop Brownie Baked Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Fudge Oatmeal, or Mint Brownie Baked Oatmeal. (more…)
I’m back. My favorite writer and thinker Charles Blow told me to buck up, so I did. More on my break below.
First, let’s discuss this Gingerbread PB2. You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to post this. But Gingerbread is so distinctly “Christmas” that I forced myself to wait until December to share it. IT’S DECEMBER so here we go.
While my Gingerbread Oatmeal is aggressively spiced, I went for a more mild flavor in this one. That makes this PB2 more versatile so it can be used on a variety of porridge flavors. I put mine atop a simple banana and cinnamon oatmeal. (more…)
I had other plans for this week’s recipes, but when I walked into my produce market and spotted the newly stocked persimmon, I scrapped all those ideas immediately.
Persimmon! It’s been so long! Why must you hide for 80 percent of the year?
I think I have a tendency to overthink “special” ingredients like persimmon (or dragon fruit, or figs). For this porridge, I tried to break down those tendencies and focus on simple, easy, obvious flavors. What’s more “obvious” in oatmeal than cinnamon and raisins? (more…)
Have you ever wanted to top your oatmeal with a pillow of creamy frosting? But you don’t want to give up your beloved peanut butter?
Here’s a great compromise. This topping is easy to make, requiring just plain yogurt and PB2 (and a drop of vanilla extract, if you’d like). I envision this best as a topping for overnight oatmeal. You could try it on warm porridge, but I’m not sure how the yogurt would stand up to the heat and steam! (more…)
Hey oatmeal lovers! I’m very excited to introduce you to this sparkling new product by Bell Plantation: PB2 with Fruit! Playing off the concept of PB&J, this product comes in flavors of grape, strawberry, and banana. The result is a sweet and fun peanut butter with the ease and creaminess of the original PB2 product.
My favorite flavor was PB2 with Grape, which is not surprising since I prefer my PB&J with grape jelly. I thought this version had the most pleasing taste, and it tasted almost like I was eating actual PB&J, not just grape mixed into peanut butter, if that makes sense. (more…)
You know what’s extra great about this recipe? It’s a really simple oatmeal topped with a really simple PB2. The oatmeal is oats + mango, and the topping is PB2 + Sriracha. Maravilloso, right?!
Spicy mango is kind of an obsession of mine. I guess that’s why I have a Spicy Mango Oatmeal and a Mango Cayenne Smoothie. And I make mango cayenne kombucha. And I eat Chile-Spiced Dried Mango from Trader Joe’s on the reg. So when I thought of this Sriracha PB2, it was not even a question which fruit I would use in my oatmeal.
POSTED IN: 5 ingredients or less, mango, nut butter, pb2, peanut butter, spicy, toppings, tropical
Does this oatmeal look familiar to you?
It should! It’s actually Monday’s Cardamom Butternut Squash Oatmeal. In the post, I mentioned that this porridge goes beautifully with cinnamon raisin peanut butter. While using PB&Co is the obvious choice, you can also make your own with PB2! This came in handy last week when I wanted to top this oatmeal with cinnamon raisin peanut butter, but I had just finished my jar of it. Then I remembered I could recreate it with PB2. (more…)
To be honest, last week’s Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Baked Oatmeal took a few tries to get right. In fact, the pictures that I used in the post were from a batch that tasted great but baked poorly. You can kind of tell from looking at it that it’s wet on the inside. Since I had to remake it a few times before I got it right, that gave me an excuse to try out some toppings as well, such as this Cheesecake PB2.
This recipe tastes like peanut butter (or, at least, PB2), with a creamy tang. It’s not quite like biting into a slice of cheesecake because the PB2 flavor is still pretty pronounced, but the two flavors together (with the richness of the cream cheese) is really quite pleasant. After all, peanut butter is a hugely popular ingredient in variations of cheesecake! They are a great match.